Inserting pieces, sliding, spinning, flipping – One investment, plenty of functions!
Many wooden baby walkers have multifunctional designs and in addition to helping children learn how to walk, they also bring numerous different play possibilities. From a parent's standpoint, baby walkers which have multiple playable surfaces to combine play and walking are particularly practical. This increases the price-performance ratio and also ensures that babies and toddlers are offered long-lasting, diverse activity options. Many wooden baby walkers also offer an internal storage space for a teddy bear or a doll to ride along – just like a pram. When they get older, children can also use the walkers as shopping trolleys in a store. That's repurposing with playtime value! But children aren't the only ones who benefit from versatile motor activity walkers. They're also ideal for parents, since instead of having to buy multiple toys – from shape-fitting games and sliding games to spinning toys – you can get just one multifunctional and sophisticated baby walker that really does it all ... which is easier on the wallet!
Step by step towards learning success ... with baby walkers!
Baby walkers made of wood are getting more and more popular because they accompany young, novice walkers literally step by step on their paths to success – not only in learning how to walk, but also in developing important motor skills and other capabilities such as colour and shape recognition. But physical skills aren't the only skills to be trained with push-along walkers. Mental skills such as imagination and creativity are improved, too. This is how thematic baby walkers like the Whale Baby Walker or the Elephant Baby Walker motivate young ones to tell stories while walking trainers such as the Tools Baby Walker or Lawn Mower Baby Walker encourage active role play.
5 tips for buying baby walkers
There are several points to consider when purchasing a baby walker. These 5 tips will help you choose the right model for your baby:
- In order to prevent uncontrolled rolling, it's a good idea to choose a baby walker with an integrated braking system. This allows the walking speed to auto-adjust to the child's abilities and lower the pushing speed.
- With unsteadier novice walkers, you should make sure that the baby walker is tip-resistant with an integrated axle so that the walker gives your child a sturdy hold and stability.
- For those who want to play it extra-safe and prevent the walker from sliding out from under the child, be sure to look for rubber or rubber-finished wheels. Rubber wheels are not only highly recommended for safety, but also for the protection of sensitive floor surfaces and the reduction of noise during play.
- Quality seals and toy awards such as "ToyAward" are good indicators of the play quality and manufacturing of the baby walker.
- Compared to the well-known but often criticised ride-in baby walkers, a classic push-along baby walker made of wood supports the development of motor skills instead of stunting them. For this reason, it's crucial to choose a baby walker which children push with a hand grip instead of one which they sit in. This is also because pediatricians and experts advise against the use of ride-in baby walkers for children aged 6 months and up.